Down to Final 16 Designs|
July 19, 2013
And then there were 16.
Finalists have been chosen for the design of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin, whittled from an initial field of 178 entries.
Now the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will weigh in with recommendations for the image that will adorn the common obverse of the three 2014 coins.
To reach the finalist stage, the designs had to pass scrutiny in five rounds of judging.
Ten judges from the U.S. Mint assessed the coins for appropriateness and how well the design depicts the theme.
Three judges from the Mint and one from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing judged them for artistic merit.
Four judges from the Mint reviewed them for coinability.
Baseball Hall of Fame staff checked them for historical accurateness and appropriateness.
Five Hall of Fame inductees – Joe Morgan, Brooks Robinson, Ozzie Smith, Don Sutton and Dave Winfield – weighed in on which designs best symbolized the game of baseball.
The Mint will produce 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins and 400,000 half-dollar clad coins in honor of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary. Surcharges will help fund the Hall of Fame operations.
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